On a sultry night in Brazil the expectant supporters of Team GB finally had every excuse to go nuts.
By early Monday morning it was hard to know which was the more indelible image for the US on a Sunday that had brought so much disappointment in its first 23 hours.
In his first match since quitting the French Open nearly 10 weeks ago, Rafael Nadal showed no signs of discomfort in the torn tendons of his left wrist and was as imperious as ever in dismissing the world No43 Federico Delbonis in the first round of the 2016 Olympics tennis tournament.
Dave King, the Rangers chairman, has taken a swipe at Mike Ashley by insisting the Sports Direct tycoon “cut and ran” from the board of a club retail company “when the going got tough”.
Barclays has appointed Emily Portney as the chief financial officer for its corporate and international (BC&I) business, which includes its investment bank, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Heung-Min Son scored for the second game in succession.
Scott Sinclair enjoyed a dream Celtic debut following his move from Aston Villa.
Investment banks are expected to pocket big fees from a proposed emergency plan for Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena.
Citigroup has purchased a portfolio of credit-default swaps from retreating rival Credit Suisse, two people with knowledge of the matter said.
A federal judge rejected PricewaterhouseCoopers' bid to dismiss a $1bn lawsuit accusing the accounting firm of professional malpractice for helping cause the October 2011 bankruptcy of MF Global Holdings, a brokerage once run by former New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine.
It was the most infamous fall in Olympic history and now Zola Budd has told how she deliberately slowed down after she tangled with Mary Decker who came crashing to the ground at the 1984 Los Angeles Games.
Bank of America's wealth unit is losing financial advisers who cannot meet performance targets because their books of business are too small, Chief Executive Brian Moynihan said on Monday.
Mizuho Americas has announced the appointment of Thomas Hartnett as Senior Managing Director and Head of Fixed Income Sales and Trading. In this role, Hartnett will lead Mizuho’s US execution and distribution capabilities for clients across all fixed income asset classes, including rates, investment grade and high-yield credit, emerging markets and securitized products.